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March 27, 2020
Our church office will be closed effective Monday, March 30 until further notice. Our staff is available by calls, texts or emails - you can find a staff directory HERE. Remember you can send an email with a prayer request, need or offer to help to email@example.com. Stay safe!
March 26, 2020
- Connect with your Life Group! Consider “meeting” virtually by using any online platform you choose. Share prayer requests and praises with calls, emails and texts.
Connect with us if you have a need: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with your church staff HERE.
Connect with your church family during online worship this Sunday at 10:30 am on Facebook or fbcgarner.org.
March 25, 2020
While you are away from your FBC family, check out the FBC Spotify playlist HERE for your personal worship. Enjoy!
March 24, 2020
FBC Staff is on a revised in-office schedule. If you need a member of staff, please call or email them so we can keep traffic light on campus to avoid exposure risks. A staff directory can be found here: https://www.fbcgarner.org/About-Us/Staff
If you have an immediate need or prayer request – please email us at email@example.com. If you are able to help with needs that might come in, email us and we’ll connect with you.
Text giving is new! Text GIVE to 919.849.3306 and you'll receive a link to give. It's just that easy!
March 19, 2020
Join us for online worship Sunday morning at 10:30 at fbcgarner.org - find the link on the homepage, or watch on Facebook.
March 17, 2020
Thank goodness the church is not confined to a building. The church is all of us and we can still be the church no matter if we’re physically together or connecting online. Hopefully you are familiar with the prompts to worship, serve, connect and give, so let’s see what that looks like in our virtual world right now.
Worship: On Wednesday, March 18, last Sunday's sermon from Ephesians 2, "But God" will be made available online at fbcgarner.org and an Facebook. Then beginning Sunday, March 22 you will be able to worship with us online via Facebook and our website every week. Remember, worship is personal and can be done anywhere, anytime. While gathering together is important, worship is a lifestyle we all participate in daily.
Serve: Right now, you are likely in one of two groups – those in need or those who can help.
- If you are in need, first we encourage you to reach out to your Life Group so that you may be the hands and feet of Jesus to each other in that small community. If you are not in a Life Group and have an immediate need, complete this form and you will be connected to someone who can help.
- If you are someone who can help, please complete this form and you will be added to a volunteer list. When a need is identified, you will be matched appropriately.
Serving is also a function of loving your neighbor. Maybe all you can do now is pray for someone, check on the elderly or send a note of encouragement. All good ways to serve!
Connect: In today’s virtual world, connecting is easier than ever. Text, call, email, FaceTime, video meeting and social media can you keep you close when distance is between you.
Give: Even in uncertain times like this, we are still called to give so the Lord’s work can carry on. Online giving is easy – you can find the prompt in the upper right corner of our church website homepage fbcgarner.org or you can link directly here: https://giving.ncsservices.org/app/giving/ncs-1856. You can also mail your contributions in if that is easier. Our address is 601 St. Mary’s Street Garner NC 27529. Thank you for your continued support to our budget, E3:20 and other ministries.
Please continue to pray for each other, our community, our nation and our world.
March 16, 2020
What you can expect until further notice…
For most of us, life as we know it has been interrupted for a while. With such a change in schedule, we understand you may have questions about which activities are happening and which are not, so here are a few things you should know.
There will be no Sunday morning services or Wednesday night activities until further notice. We will continue to follow CDC recommendations and state mandates given by the Governor as we determine how long to postpone services and when to resume.
There will be no FBC campus activities at any time until further notice. This includes kids’ activities, extracurricular activities, sports or meetings. We are limiting traffic on campus to cut down on exposure risks.
Outreach groups are still meeting. Groups such as COHM and Care Ministry are still meeting because of the vital need they serve, but on a limited basis and with modified schedules and volunteer placement to keep everyone at the lowest risk possible. If you are involved in these ministries, you will hear directly from those in charge about these modified plans.
Life Groups who meet on campus are no longer meeting on campus. Again, this is to limit campus traffic to cut down on exposure risks.
Life Groups who meet in homes have a few options. Life Group hosts should use their best judgment and at no time feel obligated to open their home if they decide the risk is too great. For those facilitators and group members who desire to meet, please feel free to do so. Remember, there are other ways to connect – FaceTime, Zoom, WebEx among others are great online platforms to use for group “meetings.” Regardless, we encourage you to stay close and pray together with your group via phone calls, texts and emails.
The church office is open M-Th 8am – 5pm. Until the need is identified, the church office will remain open, even if at a modified staff level. We will let you know if that changes. After hours, you can call the church office and talk to the Minister on Call. Call (919) 772-1772, follow the prompt and the MOC will return your call within the designated time.
Be sure to check fbcgarner.org and Facebook for updates. Your FBC staff is praying for you!